The rains are increasing Lake Oroville levels dramatically. Water levels have gone up 27 feet in the last five days. According to the Department of Water Resources, the water level was at 802 feet on Thursday. To compare, the high point in 2015 was 764 feet.
Thursday’s water level puts the lake at 62 percent of capacity. With the rain expected to continue, they are projecting the lake to rise another 30 feet.